Overwhelmed with joy

Jan. 5, 2020 by

Sermon by Charles King for Epiphany, 5 January 2020 Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 On Christmas Eve as we were preparing for the Crib Service, Kenneth and I clambered up a tall ladder to reach the top of an

Getting ahead of ourselves

Dec. 2, 2019 by

Sermon by Charles King, Advent Sunday, 1 December 2019 Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 There are some things that preachers can say without any fear of being original in the slightest. One such thing is to join with the

Dethroning Mammon

Sep. 23, 2019 by

Sermon by Charles King, St Michael’s Church, 22nd September 2019 Readings: Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13 This morning two of our readings (Amos and Luke) focus on the right attitudes to managing our finances – whether at a

The greatest comeback story ever told: sermon by Charles King

Apr. 22, 2019 by

Easter Sunday 2019: Acts 10:34-43; Luke 24:1-12 We all love a good comeback story, don’t we? And a couple have struck me in different ways recently. Last weekend, we saw Tiger Woods winning the US Masters. An immensely talented golfer,

Putting out into deep water

Feb. 18, 2019 by

10.02.19, Fourth Sunday before Lent Putting out into deep water Luke 5:1-11 I wonder, what goes through your mind when you’re starting off something new – when putting it together; the things you need to consider? If you’re a gardener,

Spending time with the prophets – sermon for Advent II – Charles King

Dec. 19, 2018 by

Sermon at 0930 service on the second Sunday in Advent, 9 December 2018 Reading: Luke 3:1-6 Spending time with the prophets On this second Sunday in Advent our focus is drawn towards the Prophets. Last Sunday it was the Patriarchs,

Remembrance Sunday sermon – Charles King

Nov. 20, 2018 by

Sermon at All Age Service on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018 Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Love for enemies When I moved to St Albans, I was fascinated to notice the small war memorials in certain streets. Do you know the ones

‘Living Stones’ – Trinity 22 sermon, Charles King

Nov. 3, 2018 by

28.10.18, Trinity 22, 09:30 service Simon and Jude, Apostles Isaiah 28:14-16 Ephesians 2:19-22 John 15:17-27 Living stones If you look around the outside of St Michael’s, you’ll see at each corner a series of staggered stones, laid on top of

“I am life” – Trinity 11 sermon, Charles King

“I am life” – Trinity 11 sermon, Charles King

Aug. 16, 2018 by

12.08.18, Trinity 11, 09:30 service 1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 May I speak in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I am the bread of life;” “I am

Making a Difference: Sermon by Charles King

Jul. 18, 2018 by

It’s lovely to be here this morning, and I must start by saying thank you to you all for welcoming Anke and me so warmly and generously over the past couple of weeks, and especially for the cakes and fizz